Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • The Halal Guys filed suit against the Halal Girls, accusing the competing ḥalāl restaurant of trademark infringement.
  • Four alleged white supremacists who are accused of anti-Muslim violence, among other charges, can face charges based on the Anti-Riot Act of 1968, a federal appeals court ruled.
  • Iran‘s Expediency Council, tasked with settling disagreements between the parliament and the Guardian Council that reviews the compatibility of legislation with sharī’a, requested supporting documents from the government to evaluate legislative initiatives aimed at responding to requirements from the the Financial Action Task Force, the global anti-money laundering watchdog.
  • Finsure recently announced its partnership with Hejaz Financial Services, which specializes “in offering a range of Islamic law-compliant products – to help connect more brokers with the growing Muslim home buyer market and help them meet their client’s best interests.”
  • US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, proposed that peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban resume in Turkey.
  • In a recently held constitutional referendum, a slim majority of Swiss voters approved a nation-wide ban on face coverings including the burqa and the niqāb in public spaces, following a constitutional referendum that took place more than a decade ago that banned the construction of minarets in the country.
  • Egypt‘s proposed personal status law attracted criticism from women’s rights groups.
  • The Al-Azhar (Egypt) was recently featured among the world’s eleven “oldest, awe-inspiring” universities.
  • A Hampton prosecutor, who backed the Virginian lawmakers’ move to scrap the presumption that those charged with certain crimes do not qualify for bail, quoted, among others, Islamic law as the source of the notion of innocent until proven guilty.
  • Pakistan‘s Supreme Court recently held that gifts given to the bride at the time of marriage remain her property and cannot be taken away from her.

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